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Before the game starts to decide who is going to serve first you can:
In most official matches the umpire will toss a coin or disc to decide who has the first choice. Unofficially you can do a rally point to decide who gets the first choice. You can even put the ball in one hand and hide both hands under the table and get your opponent to choose a hand. If they choose correctly they get the first choice.
The player who wins the toss has the choice of either to serving or receiving or they can decide which end to take. Once they have made their choice the other player can make the other choice. So if I win the toss and decide to receive, you can then decide which end you are going to take. Similarly, if I decide which end I want then you can choose to either serve or receive first.
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